Grape Picking - Knowledgebase Question

Highland Lakes, NJ
Question by tdel
August 22, 2000
When is the best time to pick Concord Grapes? Do I have to wait till they turn purple?


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Answer from NGA
August 22, 2000

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Grapes do need to be ripe prior to harvest because they do not ripen any further after picking. Concord is a late ripening variety, so don't pick them too early. They may change color well before they are ripe, so make sure to taste them first.

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